Jack Wilshere has urged Declan Rice to reject the overtures from Manchester United and Chelsea to forge a career at West Ham United.
Declan Rice has become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and is attracting attention from some of the biggest clubs in England. Manchester United and Chelsea are understandably attractive suitors, and he could move in the summer.
Rice has twice refused to commit his long-term future to the Hammers, which has increased speculation regarding his next destination. Recently, the midfielder addressed the many rumours regarding a transfer and reiterated his happiness at the London stadium.
West Ham are demanding around £100 million for the midfielder, and looking particularly at Manchester United’s problems in the area, a move to Old Trafford might transpire. Meanwhile, Chelsea are also very much in the race to secure a long-term option for their team.
West Ham are no pushovers and certainly won’t entertain any bids below their asking price. Their recent success on the pitch, qualifying for the Europa League this season, and Rice’s existing long-term deal put the ball in their court.
🤩 “Declan can do everything.”
✅ “There is more to come from Rice, too! He’s getting better and better.”
🤷♂️ “I’ve said this to Dec: why would he leave West Ham now?!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 15, 2021
Former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere has now urged Rice to reject Chelsea and Manchester United’s overtures to stick around. He claims to have reiterated his message to the midfielder personally, suggesting he forge a career at the club rather than moving.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Wilshere, who is currently training with Arsenal, talked about Rice’s situation. He stated that the midfielder’s immediate future should be with West Ham as the club has shown ambition recently. The Mirror posted some of Wilshere’s comments on former colleague Rice.
Wilshere said, “I’ve always said – and I’ve said this to Dec too – why would he leave West Ham now? He’s the captain, he’s the main man, and he’s playing week-in week-out in the Premier League.”
“There will probably come a time when he will want to leave and win a title and play in the Champions League, maybe West Ham will play in the Champions League, but I don’t think they’ll win the title. But, for now, he’s doing well, and he’s playing week-in, week-out.”
If Rice decides to change clubs next summer, there will surely be more than the two clubs mentioned above chasing after him. Either way, Manchester United need a midfielder, and Rice fits the bill in many ways. As for Chelsea, they remain an attractive option since they are currently the in-form team in Europe and England.